- Jul 25, 2007
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- Salo, Finland
"wet all year"
Well that's a bit of an exaggeration I mean, the humidity is nowhere near what I've experienced in Australia for example. It rains a fair bit, sure, and particularly autumn is muddy af, but the rest of the year generally isn't bad at all. And when there's a proper winter (doesn't happen every year these days), the air can actually be dry af, sometimes to the point that it causes nosebleeds.
The worst part of living here really is the darkness. Now it's early autumn, and it already gets pitch black outside at around 8pm and before it starts to get lighter, the sun only comes up for 2-3 hours every day. And if it's overcast, you won't even notice it's been up at all. Also further up north the sun literally doesn't come up at all for a long time in the winter. And then of course the opposite happens in the summer, but that's not a huge problem since you can just cover the windows while you sleep.
Snow kinda saves the situation, as the whiteness makes everything much lighter, but because of climate change, we don't necessarily get snow every year. So in such cases, it's basically half a year of autumn with complete darkness for a month or two. It's really depressing, and hard to imagine for someone who hasn't experienced it first hand. I'm not a sun worshipper by any means and often like to keep the blinds shut and all that, but still, the prolonged lack of sunlight really messes with your head.